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Cong pack quits to secure Shastri’s exit
New Delhi, November 28
All the six ministers of the Government of NCT of Delhi on Wednesday tendered their resignations to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, ostensibly to give her a free hand to revamp the Cabinet and add further dynamism to the Government. 

A Window of opportunity: Sheila Dikshit mulls her pre-poll options. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Sheila Dikshit

And all this charade for ‘tainted’ minister
New Delhi, November 28
Ensuring an ‘honourable’ exit for the scam-tainted Food and Civil Supplies Minister Yoganand Shastri seemed to have weighed heavily on the Chief Minister’s mind at the time of authoring the script of the unfolding political drama.

Prof Jagdish Mukhi

BJP wants snap poll, may quit House en masse
New Delhi, November 28

In spite of Wednesday’s en masse resignations, aimed at blunting the Opposition onslaught on the Congress-ruled Government of NCT of Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday responded by seeking dissolution of the Assembly and holding of simultaneous polls to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the Assembly.

Exotic deer dies at Delhi zoo
New Delhi, November 28
An adult female Sikka deer, an exotic species from Japan, reportedly died at Delhi zoo on Tuesday, within a week of its arrival. The animal had been transported from the Jaipur zoo along with two more deer.

Centre freezes seats in bid to bail out BJP
New Delhi, November 28
The Centre today decided to freeze the rotation of seats in the forthcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls – a move perceived by many as a an attempt to boost the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poll prospects.

Govt milks its own trust
Gurgaon, November 28
Come to Gurgaon, if you want to make a fast buck. Of course, through dubious real estate deals, especially if you have the functionaries of the Government and the politicians of the ruling party eating out of your hand. Never mind the loss to the state exchequer!

Contractor stabbed to death
Faridabad, November 28
A middle-aged resident of Chawla colony of Ballabgarh town of the district was allegedly stabbed to death by four persons while he was taking a morning walk today. The assailants were former employees of the deceased.


VIP safety under scanner
New Delhi, November 28
There have been no anonymous calls on the security of VIPs received at the Intelligence Bureau, the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr C. H. Vidyasagar Rao, told the Rajya Sabha today. He also informed that the Delhi Police were taking necessary measures to counter the threat posed to VIPs.

Delhi’s monuments gasping for breath, need kiss of life
New Delhi, November 28
Ancient monuments in Delhi, which were the major reason for so many foreign tourists visiting the national capital, were dying a slow death “because of the lack of coordination” between various government agencies, admitted a senior Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) official but not before adding that in a span of “two years” they would get the monuments back to life.
In stoic silence, Jantar Mantar, situated in the heart of Central Delhi, is braving the apathy of the powers that be.

Haryana accepts roadways employees’ demands
The Haryana Transport Minister and the Transport Commissioner, Haryana have agreed to fulfil all the “just and legitimate” demands of the agitating employees of the Haryana Roadways. 
  • Three shops looted
  • CM to open sugar mill
  • Elected  office-bearers
  • Acid thrown on boy
  • Girl commits suicide

Wield influence, steal water; that’s the norm
Sonepat, November28
Farmers in the villages falling under the jurisdiction of the Rai Water Service Division have been facing an acute shortage of canal water meant for irrigation purposes during the past few months. 

Experts mull over fuel cell technology
Gurgaon, November 28
The two-day international conference on “Fuel Cell Technology - Application and Opportunities” which concluded here yesterday succeeded in bringing together fuel cell researchers, manufacturers, suppliers and potential end users for an intensive interaction.

MCF does not believe in haste
Faridabad, November28
The work on the proposal to shift dairies out of the residential limits of the town appears to be quite slow. The authorities concerned have yet to identify the total number of dairies to be shifted and offer an equal number of plots at an affordable rate in an area acceptable to the dairy owners.

Elaborate plans for Gurpurab
New Delhi, November 28
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has made elaborate plans to observe Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary with religious fervour and gaiety. The Gurpurab would be observed on Friday.

Showcasing abilities of the disabled 
New Delhi, November 28

For the first time in the country, to highlight the vocational skills of disabled persons, a regional Abilympics covering both northern and southern states was organised by the National Abilympics Association of India from November 22 to November 24 in the Capital.

Boy among five killed in mishaps
New Delhi, November 28
As many as five persons, including a boy, have been reportedly killed in road accidents over the last 24 hours in the Capital.


Everything is green in Delhi University garden
Come winter and the Delhi University campus turns into a floral enchantment with seasonal flowers carpeting the grounds in attractive hues. This time round too, with the nip in the air, one can visualise the flamboyant patterns that will come to characterise the campus in the weeks to come. The special attraction, of course in the Jawahar Gulab Vatika, with exotic assortment of roses giving a rich tint to the campus. 

A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES: Comrades-in-arms taking a stroll amidst the breathtaking foliage of the University of Delhi. —Tribune Photo 

  • Seminar for air hostesses
  • SFI attacks ‘censorship’
  • Management workshop
  • Aptech literacy campaign
  • NIIT awards on anniversary Day

Poor join rally for education rights 
New Delhi, November 28-
Shattering the myth that the economically weaker sections of the society do not care about education, thousands of people from 11 states in the country gathered on the Ram Lila Grounds to show their concern over some of the features of the 93rd Amendment Bill.

Nafisa Ali with rallyists from states protesting against the 93rd Amendment Bill on education on the Ram Lila Grounds on Tuesday

Age fudging mars Subroto Cup Soccer
New Delhi, November 28
Cheating in age by players in age-group tournaments is a common feature in Indian sports. Even national teams going abroad for international age-group tournaments are not free of this malady. 

A mid-field action during the Subroto Cup Football Tournament match between AP Sports School and Mathura School at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Wednesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Feroz Ali scorches the course, sets a record
New Delhi, November 28
Feroz Ali scorched the Tollygung Club course with five successive birdies on his closing holes to return an eight-under 62 to etch his name as the joint-course record holder with Indrajit Bhalotia at the Rs 6 lakh HT Pro-Golf, according to information available here.

Dhruv Mohan hits century for Delhi
New Delhi, November 28
A fine century knock of 115 by Dhruv Mohan was the highlight of Delhi’s first innings as the three-day BCCI Under-22 Zonal Tournament match against Himachal Pradesh ended in a draw at Chamba (Himachal Pradesh).Delhi got five points while Himachal Pradesh garnered three points from the tie.

Delhi trounce Punjab in Merchant Trophy
New Delhi, November 28
Delhi beat Punjab by an innings and 66 runs in the Vijay Merchant Trophy Under-16 Cricket Tournament. All-round display by Abhishek Chaudhary (4/26 and 40 not out), deadly bowling by Sahil Arora (5/37) and Rajeev Mahajan (3/18) were the main features of the match.


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